The Canadian Gouge-Based Heritage

While Canada may be best known by those outside of the country for its hockey, maple syrup, and Mounties, those in the country also recognize the long standing history of being gouged by the phone and cable providers. So it’s no surprise that Canadian cellular rates are among the world’s highest – Sad, but true. You can imagine how upset Canadians became  upon learning that the internet was going to be billed based on usage. The decision was quickly changed – at least for now, but once again left a bad taste in the publics mouth.

Enter Rick Mercer, a Canadian political satirist who is well known for his humorous video’s and political rants. Rick put together a great parody of the Heritage Moment commercials that air in Canada. This particular one is focusing on the history of Canadian telecommunications. The video makes fun of the gouging that Canadians are still facing. Rates are going up, Again.

 

About Mike Temporale

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.